Course Web Sites

We offer two platforms for course web site creation: Canvas and WordPress. Both types of sites can be created and synced with course rosters via the course hub. Learn more about each option here:

Below are some distinctions between the two. 

CanvasWordPress
OrganizationCan be organized by week (default), topic, activity stream, function (quizzes, discussions, etc),Organized by user-created menu structure
Interactive activityMultiple options including quizzes, flashcards, forums, etc.Posting and responses to posts
Aesthetic qualitySome controls over course home page and embedded images & videos. Page layouts allow for more aesthetic choice.Various theme options to allow for a wide variety of visual display options
AssignmentsSubmitted to instructor and gradedPosted to site for peer review/response
AssessmentFor assignments, online discussions, quizzes and various other interactive elementsNo assessment tools
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